NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host selected sessions of AFEST, a conference of Latin female writers in New York, from March 27 through April 1 at its 53 Washington Square South location.

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NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host selected sessions of AFEST, a conference of Latin female writers in New York, from March 27 through April 1 at its 53 Washington Square South location (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.).

All events held at NYU KJCC are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.kjcc.org. For a complete schedule of AFEST events and locations, please visit www.a-fest-english.org.

The conference seeks to create a dialogue between Latin American women writers and their Latino and Latin American counterparts living in the United States in order to reflect on the place occupied by the subject in the academic and literary culture of today.

Monday, March 27
Work Group A, Room 112 - Portrait Room (Screening room)

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (in Spanish), Session A1: Conceptos del Congreso del 87: Feminismo y femenino en la literatura
Moderator: Mónica Ríos - Speakers: Carmen Berenguer, Carmen Ollé

1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. (in English), Session A2: Creating concepts for today. Women’s literature against authoritarianism, fascism, and capitalism
Moderator: Gabriel Giorgi - Speakers: Cristina Rivera Garza, Helena Maria Viramontes

Work Group B, Room 215 (Library)

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (in Spanish), Session B1: Conceptos del Congreso del 87: Margen y género en la literatura
Moderator: Javier Guerrero - Speakers: Mariela Dreyfus, Lina Meruane, Marcia Mogro

1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. (in Spanish), Session B2: Creando conceptos operativos hoy. Literatura de mujeres contra el femicidio
Moderator: Licia Fiol-Matta - Speakers: Sara Uribe, Alejandra Castillo

Tuesday, March 28
Work Group A, Place: Room 112 - Portrait Room (Screening room)

9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (in Spanish), Session A3: Invocando tradiciones. Lecturas de escritoras latinoamericanas
Moderator: Mónica Ríos - Speakers: Lila Zemborain, Nona Fernández; Mercedes Roffé

1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. (in Spanish), Session A4: Poéticas actuales y conceptos operativos para el futuro
Moderator: Claudia Salazar - Speakers: Nadia Prado, Graciela Huinao

Work Group B, Place: Room 215 (Library)

9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (in Spanish), Session B3: Invocando tradiciones. Lecturas de escritoras latinoamericanas II
Moderator: Germán Garrido - Speakers: Soledad Fariña, Carlos Labbé, Mariana Graciano

1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. (in Spanish), Session B4: Poéticas actuales y conceptos operativos para el futuro
Moderator: Paulina Soto Riveros - Speakers: Mónica Ríos, Gladys González

Wednesday, March 29, 7 p.m.

KJCC Poetry Series: Three Poets from AFEST: Graciela Huinao (Chile), Carmen Ollé (Perú), and Carmen Berenguer (Chile)
In Spanish
Presented by Mariela Dreyfus y Lila Zemborain 
Where: Auditorium

Friday, March 31, 6 p.m.

TRANSLATION COLLOQUIUM
Where: Auditorium
Organized by Heather Cleary
Mentors: Esther Allen, Heather Cleary, Mara Faye Lethem, Sandra Kingery
Emerging translators: Sarah Bruni, Arielle Concilio, Lizzie Paris, Robin Myers, Rebekah Smith, and Charlotte Whittle

The NYU-hosted events are co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and KJCC.

Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Editor’s Note
Since 1997, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University has centered on increasing awareness of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at NYU and fostering cultural and intellectual exchange. Having established itself with numerous well-received programs, it offers a wide array of lectures, conferences, readings, screenings, exhibitions, among different special events, with the aim of reaching a growing audience while deepening its commitment to its current constituency. For more, please visit www.kjcc.org.

 

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